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it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> the election just 15 days away, and right now the race for the white house remains in a dead heat. tonight the final face-off in florida between the president and his republican rival mitt romney. so what do both candidates have to do? it could be a game changer? our live coverage starts now. >> thank you for joining us for our first news edge you decide 201 all the way to election day. we're devoting this half-hour to better informing you before you go to the polls november 6th. the final presidential debate starts in about two-and-a-half hours. taking top billing on the trail today, here's tom fitzgerald with more. >> it is no mystery where both these candidates are. tonight, debate night, they are both in florida now for their third and final contest. and this comes on the heels of an important new poll average out tonight. you are looking right now at the real clear politics national average of polls that was released just today. this new national average finds mitt romney now ahead tonight 47.3% to president o
blitz is under way. president obama and mitt romney hitting several must win states in 24 hour. could it all come down to ohio? we dig deeper as the race for the white house remains in a dead heat. our live coverage you decide 2012 starts now. >> thanks for joining us everybody. the candidates crisscrossing the country. >> today is kicking off president obama's longest campaign trip of this election cycle. five days in just -- five states in just two states and while mitt romney continues his campaign through western states. we are going to start in reno nevada tonight where mitt romney was talking up his record on small business creation and romney drew sharp differences between himself and president obama. >> small businesses were some two third of the jobs come from in this country. i want to get small business going again. that means i want to keep taxes down on small business. >> and from nevada we are going to head to iowa where early voting has begun and president obama at the mississippi valley fairgrounds today around the clock two day, 5,000-mile campaign trip. >> we're goin
. >> chris: i'm chris wallace, with nine days until the election, obama an romney pull out all th ♪ >> chris: it is the swing state show down. as the candidates crisscross the country. we'll discuss where the race stands and what issues matter most, with senators from the states who will decide the election. republicans rob portman of ohio. and ron johnson of wisconsin. democrats mark virginia and mark udall of colorado and how does the electoral map look going in to the last week of the campaign, we'll ask the sunday panel where the race will be won and lost and from fine debate to around the clock rallies, we're on the stretch, on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll get to our coverage of the presidential race, in a moment. but, first, that huge storm that is bearing down on the east coast, threatening millions, as well as disrupting campaign schedules. here's the latest on the storm from the fox news extreme weather center, in new york. >> chris, yes, the storm likely we've never seen before, anywhere in the u.
and the explain blitz intensifies. romney's focus today is only ohio. several key states are up for grabs. thank you for joining us. it is campaign crunch time for the candidates as they continue to target swing states. a busy day today on the trail. tom fitzgerald is monitoring their every stop. >> from flow flow florida to wisconsin and ohio, the candidates were on big complain blitz today. we'll start within the last hour, this is the president making history here becoming the first u.s. sitting u.s. president to vote early. the president cast his ballot in chicago not far from where he used to live. >> i just wanted to bring by some krispy cremes. >> reporter: we'll start in florida where he brought breakfast for a firehouse and then heading to richmond, virginia. >> i was proud and humbled to learn that we have colin powell supporting the campaign. i'm grateful to him for his lifetime of service to his country both as a soldier and diplomat. and then we head over cincinnati, ohio. >> obama campaign doesn't have a plan. it's slipping because he's talking about smaller and smaller things desp
. >>> president obama and mitt romney fresh off their final debate hit the road in campaign attacks during visit to states that will decide the 2012 race. we're going to take a more in depth look but first up nichol collins with how the day played out. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail trying to put fresh emphasis on his plans for a second term while releasing what his team calls a blue print for the future. >> my plan actually be move america forward. >> reporter: the president outlined his jobs plan picking through previously released proposals and his campaign releasing an ad again trying to hone in on a second term message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure we get people off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battle ground ohio with joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as the candidate changing his position to get elected. >> that's called romnesia. we joke about governor romney being all over the map but it speaks to something important. >> repor
romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >> announcer: now, the fox 5 news edge. you decide 2012. ♪ >>> two weeks away. the final stretch right now underway. president obama and mitt romney getting their message out after last night's final debate. >> i think they look at that and saw weakness. >> here's my plan for the next four years. >> the candidates also targeting your tv screen, releasing new ad in hope of getting your vote. our coverage starts right now. thanks for joining us tonight for this news edge special, you decide 2012. i'm brian baller. the candidates have fanned around key battleground states. >> reporter: a busy day, all four candidates on both tickets were back out on that campaign trail this afternoon. on the democratic side, president obama and vice president biden split up, heading to two key battleground states while mitt romney and paul ryan worked
. >>> 11 days away, the president comes off the trail and huddles with his advisors as mitt romney spends his day in iowa. and hurricane sandy, how it might affect the campaign trail. our live coverage starts now. thanks for joining us for this news edge special: you decide 20126789 we'll start with hurricane sandy already changing the campaign trail. romney canceled his appearance for virginia -- in virginia beach. d.c.'s mayor and governors of maryland and virginia declared a state of emergency. they also warned it could impact early voting. we'll get to the storm. sue palka has the latest on what you need to know this hour. >> i was just thinking how many flights will be disrupted especially in the monday, tuesday, wednesday time frame. ground and air travel will be very tough. here's the very latest. it's all about hurricane sandy n. is the track. it's a minimal hurricane right now but really that's not as important as the fact that this thing is going to be making a hard left turn sometime monday night into tuesday. as it approaches the coast, it probably is still a category 1
touch down in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio. and mitt romney, meanwhile, was in reno, nevada. the economy returned to center stage and each candidate stressed how they would do a better job on the deficit. >> and i have a plan that will create the jobs and reduce the deficit and unlike mitt romney, i'm glad to talk about my plan. >> i want to get small business going again, and that means i want to keep taxes down on small business. i want to get regulators to see their job as encouraging small business, not crushing it. >> and we're going to get a better idea of travel plans for both campaigns. the romney am campaign announced he and paul ryan will be together and in canton, ohio o monday and president obama will head hope to -- home to chicago first where he will cast his ballot in early voting before returning to washington, brian. >> all right, tom fitzgerald. >>> and coming up at 6:30, fox 5 news edge 2012, has more on the political issues. we'll look at the battleground state of ohio and how important that state is to both candidates. plus, we're live at a rally
: as obama and romney face off one last time, on foreign policy, we'll have our own debate. on the terror strike in libya, the upheaval in syria, and, iran's nuclear ambitions. democratic senator dick durbin, versus republican lindsay graham. durbin and graham, only, on fox news sunday. then, it has been a rollercoaster ride in the polls. we'll talk numbers with the man in charge of gallup, the grand daddy of polling firms, editor-in-chief, frank you newport and we are down to the final 16 days of the campaign. we'll ask our sunday panel, what to expect, in the race to the finish line. and, from a tense debate, to laughs over dinner, it was quite a week on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again from fox news in washington. with just 16 days until the election, president obama and governor romney meet one last time monday night for a debate on foreign policy. we want to preview the issues with a debate of our own, dick durbin, the number 2 democrat in the senate joins us from his home state of illinois and a top republican on foreign policy, senator
a big endorsement from retired general collin powell. mitt romney remines on the attack and spend his day in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> reporter: a busy day out there and the presidents in the middle of a non-stop, 48-hour marathon. this brought him to our area in virginia and while mitt romney continues to hail the president on jobs and economy. president obama thanked collin powell for his endorsement. the former secretary of state who said he is a republican, also endorsed the president in 2008. mitt romney, meanwhile, made several stops in battleground state of ohio today and ending up in worthington, north columbus -- worthington in columbus and speaking with about his policies being a failure. >> the president's plan, keep on spending more than we take in, a trillion more a year and this is putting a burden on you and will crush the american dream if he's re-elected and that is why paul ryan and i have a plan to get america on track to cut spending, to cap federal spinning and to get us on track to a balanced budget. >> i was proud and him bowled -- humbled to
majority, so if nobody got 270, went into the house, it seems to me that mitt romney would be elected president. >> how much stock should we put in this poll, seems a new poll comes out every day? >> well, i think you're just going to have to look at the state wide polls and not just bank on one poll being gallup. >> the obama campaign has to be calculating which battleground states they can afford to lose and still win. what will you be watching for? a pivotal moment where you'll say this thing is changing here? >> i'm glad you asked that question, because i'll get to be a prophet. if mitt romney starts going and traveling to ohio -- excuse me, to pennsylvania or michigan, then barack obama campaign is in terrible shape, because he's not going there just because he likes those states. he thinks they're in play. now they're supposed to be solidly safe states for barack obama. paul ryan was in pittsburgh over the weekend, but that's the vice president. that could be a head fake. if you see the presidential candidate, mitt romney, going into michigan or pennsylvania, then oba
and governor romney brought up the economy but most of the night was devoted to foreign policy including iran and other hot spots. >> you look at the record of the last four years and say is iran closer to a bomb, yes. is the middle east in few molt -- tumolt, yes. >> as long as i am president of the united states iran will not get a nuclear weapon. i made that clear when i came in office. we organized the strongest coalition and the strongest sanctions against iran in history. >> today president obama campaigns in florida and ohio, two key states. mitt romney is in nevada and colorado tonight te key states. election day is two weeks away with the race still wide open. joining us now with a look at how each presidential camp is planning its camp to victory is leonard steinhorn. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> we are getting down to the wire. we can focus on the numbers as the campaigns are doing. they each have different scenarios for how they get to the number 270 for electoral votes. let me ask you this. i have a feeling that we won't know who the next president is electio
... is responsible for the content of this advertising. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> we are following breaking news in waldorf, maryland. a man and woman were shot while walking on a path behind westlake high school. one of them has died and tonight the shooter is still on the run. fox 5's audrey barnes on live on the scene. what happened? >> reporter: i'm at the entrance to that footpath on hampshire circle at gopher court. behind me is where police blocked off the entrance. a couple in their 40s were out walking their dog about 7:15 tonight when they encountered a lone gunman who unloaded his handgun shooting the couple multiple times and as you said,
of our military has changed. >> the race is neck and neck in most polls now. the president and mr. romney will now travel to key states trying to drum up support with just days left before the election on november 6th. >>> fox 5 is holding a debate with the three candidates running for the u.s. senate for maryland. it's scheduled for a week from tomorrow on october 31st from 9:00 to 10:00 in the morning. if you have a question you'd like us to ask them send them to senate debate at wttg.com. >>> and just a reminder for you. if you live in the district, early voting is underway. voters can cast their ballots at one judiciary square between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and each ward will offer early voting starting saturday. early voting will then end on november 3rd. if you can't vote early or on election day you can still apply for an absentee ballot. that deadline is next tuesday. >>> and if you live in maryland you can start voting early on saturday. the voting centers will be open 10:00 to 8:00 each day except sunday. on sunday the hours are noon to 6:00. early voting in maryland runs throu
tightening in virginia, giving mitt romney the edge over barack obama. independent voters and women remain in the cross hairs for the candidates. fox's doug luzader has the latest now from the campaign trail >> reporter: certainly seen this race tighten up considerably over just the past month. this is the average of polls. there's not much space between governor romney and president obama. romney has widened his lead a bit since yesterday and it has the president running to catch up. nothing matches the campaign tools a president has, air force one rolling up to a rally. later, the president running to the podium. >> are you fired up? [ applause ] >> reporter: after a marathon day, his voice was nearly gone. >> even though my voice is getting kind of hoarse, i've still got a spring in my step. >> reporter: the president even cast his vote early yesterday in chicago. with his poll numbers flagging, his campaign hopes early voters help lock down the lead he had weeks ago. the obama strategy involves women and young voters. the president referring to romney, "well, that's a b-ser, i can tell
for the oval office hits the final stretch now. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney is hitting the swing states, paying particular attention to the buckeye state. steve brown has the latest now from the campaign trail. >> you have -- >> president obama starting off the day at a doughnut shop in tampa, florida, getting dozens of glazed treats for a planned visit of a firehouse downtown. >> the president of the united states of america! [ cheering ] >> reporter: later, he addressed supporters at a nearby campaign rale, part of his 48-hour campaign frenzy. >> i ve come to florida today to does ask you for your vote. >> reporter: there-from-there, it was off to richmond, virginia, for another rally. >> are you fired up? >> yeah! >> are you ready to go? >> yeah! >> reporter: the president spent the day painting republican challenger mitt romney has someone who, because he constantly switches positions, can't be trusted. >> trust matters. you want to know whoever is in the oval office is going to fight for you. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> re
is appropriate. >> turning now to the race for the white house. both president obama and mitt romney are racking up frequent flyer miles. both will make the hard push. the president heads to richmond for a rally tomorrow. and sunday romney has three in the state. joins us live from capitol hill with more. doug good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unless you live in one of those handful of swing states, you are not going to see these guys in person as the campaign travel reaches a fever pitch. >>> we can add another 5,000 milester today as president obama travels back and forth actually spending the night on board. mitt romney isn't far behind after rallies yesterday. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas andre going to make sure he's out of office. >> give him the edge nationally. tracking poll puts it at 5 points. the swing states get more complicated. may come down to ohio. the president was in dayton yesterday. >> we know we're not where we need to be. but we've made real progress. we have to build on that progres
, and president obama and governor mitt romney are taking on foreign policy in their final presidential debate. fox's craig bosswell is live in boca raton with the latest. craig, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, will b. four hours from now. expect -- well, about four hours from now, president obama and mitt romney will sit at the same table in close proximity and point out their differences in foreign policy. the 90-minute event takes place in florida, a must-win state. there are 29 electoral votes here, more than 10% than they will need on election night. >> i want to hear what they have to say. to make my decision based on. that. >> reporter: last week, president obama and mitt romney bitterly disagreed on foreign policy. expect that to reignite tonight, particularly on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, afghanistan, iran's nuclear ambitions and the rise of china, the economy is expected to surpass the u.s. in the next decade. >> he will project standing with the allies like israel, it's not overruling generals and having to politicize the withdrawal schedule -- tho
romney, the last phase in the race for the white house begins this morning. they held their final debate in florida last night. mr. obama was aggressive and lit up twitter with a couple of zippingers while government romney spent a lot of time on the offensive. doug luzader takes a closer look. >> reporter: they sat down at the table last night with the same ultimate goal in mind, and that is, of course, winning come november 6th. they have two different strategies to get there. >> this debate begins as they do, with a handshake. as they headed to their seats, they had different objectives. romney, to preserve his momentum, the president to get some back. when romney questioned cuts to the navy, a critical issue in the battleground state of virginia, the president delivered what his supporters think was the line of the night. >> you mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changeed. >> reporter: we the split screen may have told the story, with the president not stepping do
as president obama and mitt romney tour the country. making stops in key battle ground states. fox's john roberts has the latest now from reno, nevada. >> reporter: president obama racking up the miles in an effort to peel up the votes. mr. obama starting his day off in iowa and will be making stops in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio the next two days. >> and i had to search to ask you for your vote. to ask you for your support so we can finish what we started. >> reporter: many say the buckeye state could be the deciding factor in the battle for the oval office. the commander in chief making more campaign stops there than any other state. vice president judien in marion -- joe biden in in marion, ohio, trying to keep him and the president on the job for another four years. >> the president and i will not stand by and let china break international trade agreements that hurt the people of ohio or any other state. >> reporter: romney's running mate, paul ryan, also courting voters in the buckeye state by doing four more years of an obama white house is a recipe for a disaster.
't making much of an impact. the latest national polls show the president tied with mitt romney. >> and mitt romney is spending a whole day in the buckeye state. the time in one state is just temporary. yesterday the governor blitzed other battleground states through appearances in nevada and iowa. >> real estate mobile donald trump has become a leading critic of obama. trump offered to donate $5 million to charity if the president releases his applications for college and his passport. the president poked fun last night in an appearance on the tonight show. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> i got to give you that one. >> we had constant run ins on the soccer field. he wasn't very good. that was the end of it. >> wise cracks aside, the president told leno he has never actually met donald trump. >> back here at home, virginia congressman jim moran's son has resigned as the field director. all tied to the release of under cover video talking about voter fraud scheme. melanie has been following the controversy all morning. >> the video was released yesterda
with election day rapidly approaching. the president will rally florida and richmond, virginia. romney stays put in ohio. the latest on their campaign blitz with 12 days to go before election day. >> these guys have both been busy. all of the states that both candidates hit yesterday. and this is a pace that's going to continue. >> reporter: california isn't a swing state but the president stopped there last night for the tonight show. the latest attack on mitt romney that he supposed richard merdock saying that pregnancies that result from rape still reflect the will of god. a position romney disagrees with. >> these distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the el
without major problems. >>> 15 days away from electing a new president. president obama and mitt romney taking on foreign policy. fox news correspondent craig bosswell is live with the latest. >> reporter: good evening to you, all gets underway in three hours. both candidates are sitting at a table and pointing out their differences on foreign policy. there will be six 15-minute segments and no opening statement and this is underway in three hours and that is beginning with america's role in the world and china and the changing world and how to deal with that. president obama coming in u usually the incumbent has the advantage on a foreign policy debate, but mitt romney has inroads here with shifting answers on what happened at the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. expect that to be one of the first topics to come up here and on china. if you -- there is going to be a lot of talk on china, the world's second largest economy expected to surpass the u.s. economy. the decisions, trade with china will have ramifications down the road for the u.s. a lot to debate tonight and tonight'
. >>> 11 days away from election night and president obama, mitt romney trading jabs today. there are also concerns hurricane sandy is affecting the race. tom fitzgerald with that. >> reporter: the romney complained announced tonight they have decided to postpone a rally they were going to have in virginia beach on monday. meanwhile, president obama and former president clinton are due to campaign together in prince william county virginia on monday but right now campaign officials are telling us that that could change depending on hurricane sandy. meanwhile, g.o.p. presidential candidate mitt romney, he was in iowa today trying to take back a state that the president obama won in 2008. president obama for the most part stayed here in washington today giving a round of radio interviews in which he blasted romney adviser john sanunu's comment that powell's endorsement of the was both both are african-americans. governor romney showed his economic plans on the heels of a government report showing economic growth in the country was better than expected last month. >> this is an election of
'll tell you how president obama and mitt romney are homing in with only a few days left to go. ft to go. . >>> straight up 6:00 on this thursday, october 25th. one more day to go until the weekend being folks. we got to get through this though today. look like a little bit of fog still hanging around out there on your morning commute. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news and tucker barnesis here. >> certainly the potential for it. what you are referring to is hurricane sandy. category two hurricane. let's take a look at it. it really intensified in the last 24 hours and looking fairly impressive on our satellite signature here. you can see the eye there now emerging off the northern shore of could you be a maximum wind, 105 with gusts to 115. it has the potential to be close enough to the mid high pressure atlantic that it could interact with a cold front that will an approaching and we could be in for some soaking rains and maybe some railroad gusty wind. we'll have more on that come be up. there is the latest with sandy. we are cooling o
obama and governor mitt romney. tonight's debate is all about foreign policy. the candidates will face off over questions about iran, libya and china among others. prep rigs have been under way at lynn university in boca raton, florida. the school has spent $5 million preparing for tonight's debate. >>> our new show starts tonight. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012. we'll have certainly coverage of both local and national races. it begins at 6:30 and runs for two weeks until election day. e >>> making headlines this morning, wisconsin police say the shooting at a spa is related to a domestic dispute between the gunman and his estranged wife who worked there. 45-year-old radcliffe hotten shot seven people inside the spa killing three including himself. >> we were expecting an armed encounter if we did come across him. when we did eventually get into that locked area, we did determine that he, in fact, was dead. >> his wife was granted a restraining order against him just two weeks ago after he slashed her car tires. this is the second mass shooting in wisconsin this year. back in august,
. president obama will be in no hess than four states today. his republican rival, governor romney, vies vies its two states in the mad dash for battleground states. on the campaign trail, president obama returned to ohio to tout what his campaign calls a blueprint for america's future. it is in response to republican accusations that he that laid out few specifics of his economic plan. mitt romney told a cheering crowd of more than 10,000 near denver last night that the president's promise of more of the se is why his campaign is gaining. >>> don't forget about our new show on the elections that is happening right now. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 is special coverage of both local and national races. it starts every weekday at 6:30:00 p.m. right after the 6:00 news and runs for the next couple of weeks until election day. >>> we are also focusing on the maryland senate race. next ek, the candidates will debate live on fox 5 morning news. that is next wednesday, october 31st, starting at 9:00 a.m. if have you a question for one of the candidates, you can send it to senate debate at wttg.co
romney's plans are stuck in the past. the president was first out of the gate today with a rally down in florida this afternoon. the president told his crowd of supporters the romney campaign is just not telling the truth about his plans and says romney's policies will not add jobs but end up raising taxes on the middle class. for the republican's part mitt romney was in nevada along with vice presidential candidate paul ryan. governor romney said that the president is attacking him for making up for a lack of a plan for obama's second term. both candidates eventually said the other isn't telling the truth. >> his deficit plan doesn't reduce the deficit. it adds to it. his foreign policies from the 1980s. his social policy's from the 1950s. his economic policies are from the 1920s. so everything he's doing right now is to hide his real position. >> this is a status quo candidacy. his is a -- message of going forward with the same policies the last four years and that's why his campaign is slipping and that's why ours is gaining so much steam. >> reporter: you know the president a
and ohio. republican presidential nominee former governor mitt romney will be in nevada and colorado. now, last night, the two faced off in their fume and third debate, the focus foreign policy. polls out show that president obama was the winner. he took a more aggressive approach than the previous two debates. one of the most notable moments was when the two sparred over the size of the military. >> let's talk about military spending. that is this. >> 0 seconds. >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. the and a halfy sawed they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. we are now down to 285. we are headed down to the low 200s. that is unacceptable to me. you want to make sure we have the ships that are required by our navy. >> i think governor rome me maybe hasn't spent enough time hooking how the military worksen you mentioned the navy and we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. we all have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. we have the ships that go under wa
mitt romney will also lend spent his whole day in ohio making three stops on a bus tour. >>> the president traveled more than 5,000 miles before his campaign day was done yesterday. one stop in l.a. to be on the tonight show and the president got in a dig at romney when asked whether he favored detroit or san francisco in the world series. mr.obama said he didn't want detroit to go bankrupt and was partial to the tigers. the president also used the appearance to poke fun at donald trump who yesterday challenged the president to release all of his college and passport records in exchange for trump making a $5 million donation to a charity of the president's choice. >>> just a reminder to tune in for fox 5 news at 6:30 weeknights to get your political fix. fox 5 news end you decide 2012 focused on local and national candidates and issues during the final two week of the campaign. brian bolter, tom fitzgerald and mark plotkin wrap up the big stories every night until the election. >>> new this morning, a trial begins today for the two people accused of giving alcohol to tee
a dead heat with less than two weeks until election day. a new abc news "washington post" poll has romney with 49% and president obama with 48%. the president kick off a six- state tour today. >> he will be stopping in iowa, colorado and nevada and tomorrow, he visits virginia and florida and is back in ohio. he is campaigning in the battleground state of ohio yesterday. mitt romney campaigns in nevada and iowa today. he and with his running mate paul ryan in colorado yesterday. -- he appeared with his running mate, paul ryan, in colorado yesterday. >>> fox 5 news edge you decide focuses on the issues that will impact you. it airs weeknights at 6:30. you can share your thoughts about the upcoming election with us on twitter. >>> next week, maryland's senate candidates will debate live here on fox 5 morning news. news. that is wednesday october 31st at 9:00 a.m. >>> why a popular store is warning customers to change the pin on their debit cards. >>> more troubling details about the pharmacy at the center of the meningitis outbreak.  [ mitt romney ] we have to work on
in the sunshine state as president barack obama and governor mitt romney prepare for the last presidential debate. with the race tightening, we have a look at what we can expect. >> reporter: this time around, they won't be standing at podiums, they won't be stocks one another on stage, tonight they'll be sitting at the same table, the debate is supposed to be about foreign policy, just about anything could come up. >> without further adieu, welcome president obama and governor romney. >> reporter: it's just a hearsal and these are just stand-ins, the final debate has it all on the line. president obama has been out of sight preparing for -- at camp david. >> figure out which he players are best. >> reporter: the tone could be subdued than that, especially compared to last week's debate, although the president may try to question romney's readiness on the world stage. >> people to want know they have a strong, steady hand in the oval office and they don't someone who's reckless. >> reporter: romney may try again to hit the president on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. and with the new report o
 anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. imillion dollars for marylandnd one hundred schools.ty... question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven. >>> making headlines,
message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure that we get people off of food stamps. not by cutting the program, but by getting them good jobs. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battleground ohio with vice president joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as a candidate who is changing his positions to get elected. >> it's called romnesia. we joke about -- governor romney being all over the map but it speaks to something important. it speaks of trust. >> reporter: the republican ticket spent the day in western toss-up states. in nevada, mitt romney and paul ryan continued to criticize the president for not providing enough specifics about a second term. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president and that's why his campaign is taking on waterand our campaign is going. >> reporter: president obama sits down for a live interview with mtv this friday. governor romney has been invited to do the same. sometime before the november 6th election. in washington, nicole collins, fox n
've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> we are back now with more on hurricane sandy. this storm is already having an effect on the presidential race. president barack obama camp is keeping a close eye on the storm. they are urging residents to monitor the weather reports. mitt romney's camp cancelled an appearance. today romney took his campaign to the battleground state of iowa. his focus there the economy and on a new government report that shows the economy growing but at a slow rate. romney called the report discouraging. >> the president's campaign slogan is this, forward, but to 23 million americans trying to find a good job these last four years feel a lot more like backward. >> president obama is off the campaign trail today resting up after spending 40 straight hours on the road campaigning in eight battleground states. the white house however did react to that new economic report saying there is more work to do to fix the country's money problems. the report shows the economy is heading in the right direction. >>> tens of millio
: the have been hit the trail in florida. >> all of a sudden, romney claims he doesn't have a tritrillion tax cut. where did it go? the president -- [ crowd noise ] >> you got is it, the president has a new term, he calls it rom nearbyia. >> that was carl cameron reporting. tomorrow's debate is expected to attract many 50 million viewers. it's been held at lynn university in florida. the format will be the same as the first debate. the moderator is bob shieffer. you can watch it here beginning at 9:00 p.m. >>> our new show debuts as election day approaches. fox5 you decide 2012. it will focus on local and national candidates and the important issues. starts tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. here on fox 5. >>> the redskins facing their first nfc east opponent today taking on the giants. the giants boast two of the best defensive lineman in tuck and paul. the skins are coming off a huge win over the vikings last week and should have confidence. they swept the g men last year and their two biggest pieces of the offense weren't a part of the team and we are of course talking about rg3 and morris. coach shan
at the national headquarter in the district and taping a few interviews, one for mtv. mitt romney is in iowa today for what his campaign is calling a major speech on the economy this afternoon in ames. >>> the president also made history yesterday. he cast his vote in chicago becoming the first sitting president to do so before election day. after he cast his ballot, he joked that he can't say who he voted for. i think we know that. don't forget about our special election coverage. every night at 6:30, we break down the big issue for us and focus on both local and national races. fox 5 news end you decide 2012 starts after the news edge at 6:00. >>> growing worries about the nationwide mention -- meningitis outbreak including here in our area. [ male announcer ] if barack obama is re-elected, what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts t
romney at 47% among likely voters. another 5% are undecided. tonight's debate will focus on foreign policy with the consulate attack in libya and the united states dealings with iran expected to take center stage. >>> and we want your take on tonight's debate. please share your thoughts with us on twitter. use the hash tag fox 5 you decide. we'll use some of those tweets as part of our special coverage as election day draws nearer. fox 5 news end you decide 2012 will focus on local and national candidates and issues. >>> starting turkd voters in d.c. can cast their ballots. >> early -- starting today, voters in d.c. can cast their ballots. >> you can vote at an early voting center in d.c. regardless of where you live. the early voting locations will be open now until november 3rd but will be closed on sundays. there is a full list of locations on myfoxdc.com. >>> new this monday morning, a new search for clues into the murder of a teenager in prince george's county. 18-year-old marckel ross was shot and killed while walking to school along central avenue in capitol heights last mon
of this advertising. what mitt romney's tv ads say abouout women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> a legendary swim coach has been arrested accused of sexually abusing one of his students decades ago. rick curl was the co-founder of curl-burke swim club. this summer a now 43-year-old woman came forward and said curl sexually abused her when she was 13 and it later grew into a sexual relationship. fox's beth parker has more. >> reporter: rick curl is a swimming legend. today he is also an accused child abuser. >> he was captivating and i really don't understand why, but i just idolized him and i would have done anything, anything for him. >> reporter: kelly davies
president obama and governor mitt romney in 48 hours. the candidates will scare off and in one final debate. he's the latest. >> reporter: with 17 days to go until the election, monday's foreign policy debate will be the last shot for either candidate to address audiences in the tens of millions. president obama spent the day at camp david preparing for the final faceoff with mitt romney and he's infla preparing for the debate. both reports were posted on the federal election commission website last night. the obama campaign collected $126 million in november to mitt romney's $77 million. at the beginning of october, mr. obama had $99 million left in his campaign account and mitt romney had 63 million. the running mate was talking about up energy independence today yo and on day one when he's faced with the decision to build a keystone pipeline, we will say you can build that and the oil won't go to china. >> reporter: he hit romney on foreign and domestic policy. >> all of a sudden, romney claims he doesn't have a $5 trillion tax cut. where did it go? the president -- you got it. the presi
tomorrow and so where the week takes us. a ridge of high pressure is dominating. next. [ mitt romney ] look at the evidence of the last four years. we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem with raising taxes is that it slows down the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> couldn't ask for a better saturday, 55 degrees at reagan national airport; 45, frederick and modegrees. and we have plenty of sunshine today and tonight, skies are gradually going out. and that is going to be very instrumental in keeping our size clear into the course of tonight and for tomorrow and this is a ridge of high pressure. other than the winds picking up tomorrow, we're looking at a pret
romney campaigns in two battle ground states as the presidential race enters the final two weeks before election day. yesterday, the president was back in high hue making a rare appearance with vice president joe biden. romney and his running mate paul ryan kicked off their final sprint in nevada. on friday, the president sits down for a live interview with mtv and romney was also invited to do the same sometime before the november election. >>> just a reminder about our new show, it is called fox 5 news edge you decide 2012. it focused on local and national candidates and issues. you can catch it every night at 6:30 p.m. just tweet us your thoughts about the upcoming election and we may use them on the air. on >>> we are all focusing on the maryland senate race. next week, the candidates will be live on fox 5 morning news for a debate. r a debate. that is next wednesday, october 31st, starting at 9::00 a.m. if you have a question for one of the candidates you can send it to senate debate at wttg.com. >>> the senate debate leads to controversy for one candidate. he was under fire for co
and last night we had three voters that listened in on the debate. an obama supporter, a romney voter and an undecided voter. here's what they had to say. >> i was more interested in seeing where -- some concrete plans where they wanted to go in the future and i didn't see a clear difference between the two. i was a little disappointed with obama. i felt that he won the attack on romney as opposed to what are you going to do. >> i think mitt romney's choice to not necessarily go further in the discussion in libya until more information was provided was very presidential and show add lot of leadership that wasn't out there before. >> he's very decisive. i think that's very important. as the commander in chief i think he showed his leadership and strong finish his decision. >> all right. and this day, programming note for you. we have a new show that's airing on fox 5. it started last night. fox 5 news lets you decide 2012. it focuses on both local and national candidates and issues during the last two weeks of the campaign. the show airs every day at 6:30 p.m. tweet us your thoughts ab
[ female announcer ] seen this from mitt romney? then take a look at this. [ anderson cooper ] if roe v. wade was overturned, congress passed a federal ban on all abortions, and it came to your desk -- would you sign it? "yes" or "no"? let me say it -- i'd be delighted to sign that bill. [ female announcer ] banning all abortions? i'd be delighted to sign that bill. [ female announcer ] trying to mislead us? that's wrong. but ban all abortions? only...if you vote for him. ♪ >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> the new apple products get a -- and this one was no different. unveiled its new i-pad mini today. takes us to the new announcement to give os closer look. >> this is i-pad mini. >> apple vice presidentof worldwide marketing made the announcement today in san jose. starting at $329 the new i-pad mini is 23% thinner and 53% lighter. as thin as a pencil and light as a pad of paper. >> it's great for surfing the web, sharing with friends and family. >> with the success of the kindle fire and other smaller tablets, the president of -- group says he may have felt the pressu
. >> president obama and governor romney face off one more time in a final time in the formal debate tonight, joining us now with a preview from boca, florida, is the fox business network, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> how important is this third and final debate tonight? >> reporter: very important. it's the last pitch to voters. when you think take into account, allison, the first debate largely seen as a romney- victory. the second debate largely seen as a venue for president obama to come back to reassert himself, got that last time, this is the last pitch they have to make for voters. this has been such a tight election, its gotten closer after the first debate. it's vital these two guys make the pitch tonight and really the lasting venue they'll have going into the election just a couple weeks away. >> you sort of mentioned the first debate and you talked about that, everyone going plop, the second with president obama did, with the town hall debate last time, and i know the format is different now, is that sort of back and forth do you think something that these undecide
president barack obama and governor mitt romney and this one is all about foreign policy. the candidates will face off over questions about iran, libya and china. preparations have been under way. the school in florida has spent $5 million preparing for tonight's debate. >>> don't forget about our new show starting tonight, fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 will run for the next two weeks until election day. send us your tweets and we'll use them for the new program that begins at 6:30 tonight on fox 5. >>> the skips overcame turnovers and injuries to take a three high pressure point lead over the giants. a robert griffin iii touchdown pass to santana moss with less than three minutes to go. thekins lose 27-23. dave ross has more. >> reporter: the good, 480 yards of total offense. the bad, four turnovers. they can handle three but the fourth one did them in. but the ugly, an achilles tear to tight end fred davis who is out for the year. >> the guys that stepped up in his spot played extremely well. i thought it was great to see them step up in that situation. but losing fred is huge, in my
poll showing romney up by 7 points, but a lot of people asking if this poll is right. >> well, nate silver of the new york times disputed their methodology, gallup. it's really a variance with all the other polls. but it does create a possible scenario that somebody could win the popular vote like romney, but still lose the electoral college vote and that means you have to get 270, that the person that lost the popular vote would actually become president. >> what if none of the candidates reach that number of 270? >> then it's a very dynamic situation, but somewhat predictable. it goes into the house of representatives. each congressional delegation, caucuses and has one vote. right now there are 33
house today, he has several interviews scheduled, including one with mtv. governor mitt romney will campaign in ohio and iowa. and monday, president obama returns to virginia. >>> a new fox new poll of likely voters in virginia shows governor romney with 47% support compared to president obama's 45%. >>> and president obama is now first sitting u.s. president to vote before election day. he cast his vote at a polling site near his chicago home yesterday. illinois is one of several states that has early voting. the campaign camp says his participation will send a strong message to voters. >>> a lot of money pouring into the race. as of yesterday both campaigns have raised $2 billion. the eye popping figure puts the election on the track to be the costliest ever. the outpouring of donations is coming from both ordinary citizens and the richest americans, hoping to influence the election. >>> the 37th annual marine corps marathon and the 10k race take place sunday in northern virginia and d.c. runners from all over the world take part in what's now one of the top marathons in the
romney is also on the road attending campaign events in two states today. yesterday, president obama campaigned in ohio. tomorrow he visits virginia, florida and back in ohio. mitt romney will campaign in nevada and iowa today. he appeared with paul ryan in colorado yesterday. >>> and a reminder about our new election special. fox 5 news is our new show that deals with local and national candidates in the final weeks. you can see it at 6:30 every week night right here on fox 5. we're focusing on the maryland senate race. next week the candidates will debate live on fox 5 morning news. they will part next wednesday october 31st at 9:00 a.m. if you have a question for one of the candidates send it and we'll try to use it. >> new this morning, pope benedict the 16th has named 6 new cardinals. one of them is american. archbishop james michael harvey. he was ordained in the 1970s. been in charge of running the household at the vatican since 1998. the other cardinals come from nigeria, philippines, lebanon, libya. >>> also new today, the country's fastest highway opens up. you can drive 85
mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. . >>> the presidential candidates postponing campaigning because of the storm. barack obama planning to skip events tomorrow and tuesday to monitor the situation from the white house. he and mitt romney are both canceling appearances in virginia. romney is instead campaigning today in ohio. >>> with a little more than a week to go before the presidential election, it is down to the wire in the crucial swing states and the polls are tightening up. with that in mind, fox news sunday is hosting a swing state showdown this morning. senators from wisconsin, colorado, ohio, and virgini
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